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Harcourt Hotel
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX349DJ, England   |  
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Ranked #14 of 48 Ilfracombe B&B and Inns
Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Superb!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

From our first visit to the Harcourt we have been impressed by the friendliness and the warm hospitality shown by Kirsty and her team. We are always made to feel so welcome and at home and the accommodation is perfect,spotless and comfortable. The breakfasts are superb,well cooked and presented and set you up for the day. Nothing is too much trouble and we could not get better service in a top hotel.Ilfracombe is my birthplace and has become a regular resort for us to visit and the Harcourt is the only place where we would consider staying.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kirsty d, Owner at Harcourt Hotel, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
Many thanks for your review. Glad to hear that you had a great stay. The best advertisement for our hotel is that we have people who come back time and time again, it shows that we must be doing something right! Look forward to seeing you again!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Lower Langford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

A group of us have just returned from a weekend stay at the Harcourt, having been to a wedding. Jackie, Kirsty and the team are brilliant, helpful in the extreme and the breakfast was excellent. Lovely outside area too for when the Ilfracombe wind dies down!! It isn't a 'posh' hotel pretending to be something that it is not, it is a cosy, family run hotel run by genuinely caring people. For our needs it was just right. Would certainly recommend it, and they take dogs in if you have one.

Room Tip: Some bathrooms are on the small size so check if you need a lot of space
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kirsty d, Owner at Harcourt Hotel, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. It is extremely helpful for people to see a constructive review , to help them when making a decision on where to stay in Ilfracombe, as there are many hotels. We are not the cheapest, but are reasonably priced and give many extras, which we hope help to make your stay that bit more comfortable. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We were in Ifracombe for a wedding and stayed at the Harcourt for the week-end on the recommendation of a friend.
The Harcourt is excellent if you want home comforts, brilliant breakfasts, and to be welcomed as a friend rather than a guest. Accommodation was clean, comfortable and had little touches that made it special. Tea and coffee making facilites are topped up daily, rooms cleaned and towels changed daily if you so wish. Your own set of keys to front and back doors and your room, made coming and going easy.
Our welcome and introduction to the Hotel and it's facilities was made special by the greeting we got from Charlie, English Bull Dog and Babe, minature Shih Tzu, plus of course, the "Humans, " Jackie, Emily and Darren. Unfortunately Kirsty was in hospital but the hotel staff maintained all services in her absence.
Next time we return, we plan on taking our dog with us as we feel sure he will be as impressed with the staff and facilities as we were!
Fantastic sums it up!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kirsty d, Owner at Harcourt Hotel, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to review us. I am glad that everyone looked after you whilst I was in hospital.Its nice to know that they were all doing their jobs! And you got to meet the dogs. They are not normally allowed up in the hotel all the time , so you were lucky to see them! I hope that we do see you again, bring your pooch next time!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Just returned from a lovely extended Bank holiday weekend. Very friendly and helpful staff. Accommodation good, breakfast lovely. I will be going back and soon! Thanks to Jacqui, Kirsty and Emily for a lovely stay.

Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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kirsty d, Owner at Harcourt Hotel, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is nice to hear from people that we are doing our job well. There are always improvements that can be made and I hope that we continuously do this.
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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

One night stay in Ilfracombe. This is an old family run hotel, with the usual old layout that hotels have. Despite that the stay was pleasant, the people friendly and welcoming, breakfast very nice and the location very handy for all of Ilfracombe.

Room Tip: Look for rooms facing the sea.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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kirsty d, Owner at Harcourt Hotel, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am glad that you had a pleasant stay and hope that you may one day return.
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norfolk england
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31 hotel reviews
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Visited the Harcourt Hotel with my wife and Golden Labrador ( very dog friendly hotel) Our room was well equipt and modern in design. It was cleaned every day of our three day stay. The breakfast will definitely set you up for the day. All the staff here are great and very friendly and can't do enough for you. We have booked to go back in June for a flying visit on our way to Cornwall. Would definitely recommend

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kirsty d, Owner at Harcourt Hotel, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Thank you so much for reviewing us and I am glad that you have re booked to visit us.See you in June!
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Very warm welcome from Jackie (Kirtsy was away). Enjoyed our room with a view looking out over Capstan Hill and the bay. Great breakfast. All the best restaurants in Ilfracombe within a few hundred metres of the door. Verity is great.
Shower pressure not good.

Room Tip: Room 5 had great view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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kirsty d, Owner at Harcourt Hotel, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Thank you so much for your review. I am sorry that the shower pressure was poor . We have looked into this and have hopefully rectified ithe problem. We hope that you visit us again.
Thank you
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Address: Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX349DJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Ilfracombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Harcourt Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small, recently refurbished, family run, dog friendly licensed hotel. Close to the Harbour, shops and sea front. We pride ourselves on our clean, friendly, home from home environment. All rooms are en-suite with color TVs and beverage facilities. We offer B&B with the option of evening meal, our menu caters for all tastes and dietary requirements. Limited parking spaces. Licensed bar, games rooms and guest TV lounge. Catering for single people up to a family. ... more   less 
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Harcourt Hotel Ilfracombe, Devon

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